Thread 1/ Gather 'round kids! It's Uncle Andy's Story Time! (aka, myth debunkage time).
There's a video going around of Ah-nuld, who was born and is from Austria and should know better, making the claim that last week's despicable insurrectionist overthrow attempt was comparable
2/ to "Kristallnacht", aka, the Night of Broken Glass, 9-10 November, 1938. No, no, no.....f*ck no. What happened last week was much more comparable to The Night of the Long Knives, February 1934. I'll detail those events in chronological order....
But, a little background:
3/ In early 1933, with the Nazis having 34% of the seats in the Reichstag and having made an uneasy coalition with the Communists (17% of the seats) to form a coalition government, German PoliCons/businessmen approached then-President Paul von Hindenburg and made a proposal:
4/ appoint Adolf Hitler as Chancellor, which served much like our Vice-President, and he could be "isolated" from his Nazi comrades in the Reichstag. Hindenburg thought that that was a good idea and made the appointment. However, the plan backfired a year later when....
5/ Hitler ordered The Night of the Long Knives, where all of the Nazis' political opponents, including the Communists, were literally knifed to death and replaced by Nazis in the Reichstag. Side note: knives were used for two reasons. First, the German government, in 1929, before
6/ the Nazis came to power, ordered a civilian gun ban. That debunks the Gun Lunatics' favorite talking point, "Hitler took all the guns!" Second, knives were quieter. But, even after that night, the Nazis had to be patient because Hindenburg was still President. Hindenburg had
7/ suffered a long-term illness. In August 1934, he succumbed to his illness. Since Hitler was now the country's political leader, his first act was to declare the office of German President "vacant"; Germany hasn't had a President since. The political leader of their country is
8/ still called "Chancellor".
The Nazis went to work writing and passing laws that would make Hitler into a dictator. That was achieved in 1935 with the writing and passage of the evil Nuremberg Laws. One provision of those laws was to annex Austria into Germany, again, which
9/ allowed Hitler to be the country's leader because he was Austrian-born (they had done that once before, pre-World War I, which allowed Lt. Hitler serve in the Signal Corps of the German Army, aka, he was a messenger). The most vile provision of those laws created two classes
10/ of people, Aryans and state subjects. Aryans had civil and human rights; state subjects did not. There was no middle ground...either you were an Aryan or a state subject. The Nazis began rounding up state subjects, but couldn't fully start the process because Berlin was to
11/ host the 1936 Summer Olympic Games. After the Games concluded, they restarted the effort and ramped up the "arrests" of the state subjects.
We now get to Kristallnacht. During that night of domestic terror, every Jewish home and business was vandalized, killing 91 and led to
12/ the "arrests" of 300,000 people of the Jewish faith, all of whom eventually were sent to concentration camps.
Therefore, what happened last week was much more like The Night of the Long Knives because, while the Nazis did have some power, they got more of it after their
13/ effort to take out their political opponents was successful. What happened last week was not that successful, unless you consider the inevitable certification of the Electoral College votes and five people dead to be a "success". In fact, in my opinion, it's a terrible
14/ comparison to Kristallnacht, which occurred well after the Nazis had total power over the country. By that time, the Jewish were the only significant group of "state subjects" left to arrest & send to camps.
Sorry, Ah-nuld, but your comparison makes you look like a meathead.
15/ In fact, if anything, what last week's proceedings was supposed to resemble was something the Nazis arranged not long after Hitler's appointment, the Reichstag Fire. The Nazis arranged for an Authoritarian Dutch national to burn down the Reichstag one night in an effort to
16/ scare the citizenry into falsely believing that they'd be "safer" with the Nazis in charge. But, comparing what happened last week to the Reichstag Fire is also problematic because the Reichstag Fire was set at night with no one inside the building. It wasn't designed to stop
17/ stop a transfer of power like last week's overthrow attempt was.
That concludes Uncle Andy's Story Time for today.

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